FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY, 27th of May, Tom Rogic made Celtic history.
As he departs Celtic, his 92nd-minute goal against Aberdeen at Hampden is a moment that many fans are thankful for and will remember for years to come.
🗓️ #OnThisDay 5 years ago…
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 27, 2022
In the stadium that day, there was a belief that Celtic would win the Scottish Cup and complete the Invincible Treble in Rodgers’ first season at Celtic.
But, Hayes’ goal in the first ten minutes looked to dampen the atmosphere. However, Stuart Armstrong ensured that the Dons wouldn’t hold the lead for long, pulling Celtic level after just two minutes. After scoring, Aberdeen didn’t get another touch of the ball until they were picking it out the back of their net.
After that, a Celtic win felt inevitable. There were a few scares along the way.
Then, as the game looked like it would be heading to extra time, super-sub Rogic ran forward with the ball, beating the opposition’s midfield, before breaking past the defence, he struck the ball sweetly, beating Joe Lewis at his near post.
Tom Rogic’s goal saw Celtic become the first-ever Scottish team to complete a treble unbeaten. Celtic lifted their first treble since 2001 and their first Scottish Cup since 2013.
A remarkable achievement that feels even more special given it was Rogic that scored the winning goal.
The Australian leaves Celtic with that goal living in the memory of Celtic fans forever.